Date: Tuesday November 14 2017
Based on previous sessions which articulate the different dimensions of climate actions in agriculture, this event will call on countries, international organizations and businesses to take cognizance of the advantage offered by climate investments in agriculture, and urge stakeholders to come together for the transformation required within the sector.
Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only. You can watch the event via livestreaming.
|13:00-13:05||Welcome, event objectives and background||Michael Hailu, Director, CTA|
|13:05-14:00||Opening: Priorities for an action agenda on agriculture||Moderator: Michael Hailu, Director, CTA|
|Transforming our agro-food systems with agricultural research for development||Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Commissioner for the special initiative “ONE WORLD – No Hunger“ and Head of Directorate 12 Food, Agriculture, Rural Development, BMZ|
|Enhancing the competitiveness of the agriculture sector under a low-carbon development pathway||HE Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Minister of Agriculture, Costa Rica|
|The farmer-based approach to climate action in agriculture||Ishmael Sunga, CEO, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)|
|Partnerships for scaling up climate actions in agriculture||Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Planet and Prosperity, DG Development and Cooperation, EuropeAid|
|Tapping into climate finance for climate action in agriculture||
Margarita Astralaga, Director, Environment and Climate Change Division, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
|South-South cooperation opportunities for scaling up climate actions in agriculture||Fekitamoeloa Katoa, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States|
|14:00-14:30||Summary and wrap up from sub-theme events|
|14:30-15:00||Moderated Q&A with the audience|
|15:30-16:15||Discussion: Transforming Agriculture for the future: Action and way forward
||Moderator: Tony Simons, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)|
|16:15-16:45||Moderated Q&A with the audience|
|16:45-16:55||Closing keynote||Martin Frick, UNFCCC - tbc|
|16:55-17:00||Closing remarks||Tony Simons,Director General, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)|
This event is part of the Agriculture advantage: the case for climate action in agriculture, an initiative and collaboration effort between different organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP23.